Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Read the First Chapter for Free!

My latest book, Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernityis due to be published in a few weeks by Oxford University Press (OUP).

TransformingPostCatholicCoverOUP has made the first chapter available for free on their website – click here on the PDF symbol labelled ‘sample material’.

You can already purchase Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland as an e-book on amazon, or pre-order a hard copy.

Comments about the Book:

‘In the island of Ireland secularization came late and came fast. Gladys Ganiel offers new ways into this transformation. One such is the concept of “extra-institutional” religion which exists ‘on the margins’. In the course of Ganiel’s empirically driven analyses we meet real people who do real things which matter to themselves and to others. The result is action-research at its very best.’

Professor Grace Davie, Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Religion, University of Exeter

‘The collapse of the Catholic Church in Ireland has been dramatic, but it has not simply left a secular space. Drawing on rich new data, Gladys Ganiel introduces us to the range of “extra-institutional” religion emerging from the wreckage.  Her sharp analysis of what is happening, and her reflections on the significance of these new developments, will be of interest a wide range of readers.’

Professor Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University

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